Fracking should have no place in Scotland’s future.
Fracking is unsafe, unnecessary and completely incompatible with our climate change targets. Despite the fact that licences to drill for oil and gas are currently given at a UK level Scotland can ban fracking once and for all.
Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, today (15 June) used First Minister's Questions to press Nicola Sturgeon to commit to a decision on whether or not to ban fracking by the end of this year.
Mr Harvie highlighted that the government's fracking consultation, which closed two weeks ago, has received tens of thousands of responses, one of the biggest ever responses to a government consultation.
The Scottish Greens have been calling for people throughout Scotland, concerned by the prospect of the hazardous practice being made legal, to take part in the government consultation before it closes today.
Public participation in a fracking consultation could be the key to finally seeing the Scottish Government ban the hazardous practice, a Green MSP has said at Holyrood.
Mid Scotland and Fife MSP, Mark Ruskell responded to a ministerial statement on “Unconventional Oil and Gas” by saying that the government’s current, “legally shaky” moratorium” must become a ban “as soon as possible”.